It wasnt really a 'showcase' or show off in that sense because I wasnt trying to win her over to a discontinued platform. The lack of hardware bit didnt matter because a) she already knew that it was discontinued, and b) for purposes of the conversation (rebutting her uninformed charges and notions) one device each was all we needed.
Originally Posted by PalmPixi_User23
I understand that you wont be, you're a geek after all. But ppl in general fall easily for shiny trinkets - however useless. And thats the reaction I always get. You should see the looks registered on faces.
While nice as a way to show-off the TouchPad capabilities it doesn't utterly impress many people(including me), cause the reality of using Touch-To-Share are very limited in the real world usage.
Doesnt matter; it impressed then and there, when it needed to.
And the usability of connecting your phone with the TouchPad, Awesome thing but it tends to not impress much after awhile.
Much can be said of the fact that its yet to be implemented. Maybe its a matter of APIs and infrastructure support or one of priority on past or current roadmaps. Either way, the feature is relatively new and may take time. Copy/paste - undoubtedly a more important feature - didnt come to the iPhone for some time.
Today, that little nice OS added functionality does seem to cause much of an impression to most users....Mostly since other Mobile OS's have added voice search functionality(into their devices e.g. Google "Android" or Apple's "iOS") which makes devices seem like a thing of the future. Wishing that HP could be smarter some-way to add this functionality to WebOS "JustType" having the choice to use the keyboard or your voice to search stuff on your device. Now that is way much COOLER, than just typing words into the search box.
I must say though, this feature is in its infancy and is rudimentary at best. The devices arent sophisticated enough to allow for local processing (needs cloud server) or some sort of fallback on cached/local stores in the absence of a connection. I understand its use in marketing the devices but some do argue that "it tends to not impress much after awhile."
Lastly, I think its insane that so many ppl have no qualms w/ their voice prints continuously hitting a bunch of servers in the cloud - even when its admitted that these voice stamps are saved. Should this make it to webOS, I'd be the first to disable it or bow out.